I remember the process for writing my first novel. There were some days that I could just write and write and write. The ideas would flow from one sentence to the next. Sometimes it would be hard for my typing speed to keep up with my thoughts. There would be an overflow of my passion flowing through my veins. Then there were days that I could hit my head against a brick wall to come up with ideas for the novel. I would start a sentence with maybe just two words and nothing else would come. I’d feel unproductive and dissatisfied with my progress.
Talk about frustration. I would reluctantly close my laptop and accept that those days were the ones that I just wasn’t going to be able to give my passion 100%. I had no words. No thoughts. Nothing to share. After having a few of those days, the frustration began to leave. I had to accept that some days just weren’t going to be my most passionate days. But I also had to keep in mind that I would have more 100% passionate days to come again. I’d have more words to come to my mind, more juicy plots and insightful story-lines. And I needed to relish in those days and truly appreciate them.
Maybe you live out your passion every day. It could possibly even be your paid job, but you may not always be 100% feeling it. We’re human. Every day won’t be a 100% day. It may just be a 90% or 45% day. The great thing about that is that it’s ok because every day won’t always be less than 100%. There will be somewhat of a balance. Those less than 100% days can be your moments for rejuvenation. As the bible explains, after creating the heavens and the earth, God rested on the seventh day. Even He took a break from His passion for creating life. You’re no different. Even though those days off may not be by choice, they just may be necessary. Take those opportunities to revive your passionate spirit! Don’t ignore your passion block, but accept the block as your resting space before you go 100% to the next moment!